ms: McComb, Summit, Pike County, MS, Rentals Available! - 12/10/09 09:12 AM
I currently have two Pike County, MS, rentals available--one in McComb and one in Summit.  Check them out at
Also, if you are a property owner who needs someone to manage your property for you, please let me know.  This is an especially helpful service for out of town owners.  You can have peace of mind and not have to worry about all the phone calls, showings, repairs, etc.!

ms: United Blood Services Needs You to Give the Gift of Life! - 10/14/08 09:21 PM
Katie Swinney, Donor Recruitment Representative for United Blood Services, spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club of Pike County about the community blood program in Pike County and the impact blood donation has on people's lives.
Katie Swinney with Kiwanis Club of Pike County President Shelton Davis
Swinney began by explaining the local community blood program. "United Blood Services is the sole provider of blood for Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center; we also provide 100% of the blood for Walthall County, Field Memorial, and Beacham Memorial, and we supply blood to seventy other hospitals throughout the state of Mississippi, western Alabama, and Louisiana.  … (0 comments)

ms: Magnolia, MS: 831 Prewett Street South--Home for Sale - 10/13/08 10:38 AM

Well-maintained, cozy home in nice, quiet neighborhood. Country atmosphere in city limits. Hardwood floors. Security system. Azaleas, crepe myrtles, figs, and other trees in large yard. Fenced garden area. Clothesline in place. Owner is selling as is, but no known repairs are needed. Come see!
For more information, visit .  Thank you!

ms: Summit, MS: 13th Annual Mississippi Jazz Festival - 10/11/08 01:17 PM
The 13th Annual Mississippi Jazz Festival was held at the Summit Rotary gym on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.  The festival this year was a tribute to Summit native John Gilmore, ace saxophonist who played with the famous Sun Ra's Arkestra.  Performers were Mississippi and Louisiana musicians Dr. Ronald Myers, piano and trumpet; Sherrill Holly, saxophone; Dr. London Branch, bass; and Wilton Knott, Rufus Mapp, and Aye` Aton, percussion.  Dr. Branch celebrated his birthday at the event, which was also the birthday of John Gilmore.  For more information, see .
Listen  to the audio recording in which Aye’ Aton tells of … (0 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: MHS Athletic Director Sam West Speaks to Kiwanis Club of Pike County - 09/18/08 02:39 PM

Coach Sam West, the new athletic director at McComb High School, spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club of Pike County.  He recognized several similarities between Kiwanis and his own mission.  "Being the athletic director at McComb High School, I live and die for one thing: I want to help children and adults alike have extraordinary, life-changing moments."   One of the things begun at MHS this year is a scholar athletes program. "Every student who has a 3.0 GPA or higher from last year, we're going to have a big pizza party for them.  We're going to give them all T-shirts … (0 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Mayor's Youth Council Strengthens Our Community - 09/16/08 03:26 PM
he Mayor's Youth Council (Mayor Zach Patterson, McComb, Mississippi) has been actively involved in strengthening our community since its inception in April of 2008.  The thirteen young people on the council represent all the area high schools.  They have been developing their leadership skills through formal training and a number of volunteer community service projects, and they have a developing slate of events scheduled for the rest of the year.
Training for McComb's youth council members began with the first annual MML (Mississippi Municipal League) Statewide Youth Leadership Summit in Hattiesburg on May 1, 2008.  Members also attended the 77th … (0 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Southwest Mississippi Christian Outreach Ministries Needs You! - 09/12/08 10:03 AM

Are you looking for a way to help others in need? Then Southwest Mississippi Christian Outreach Ministries (COM) needs you! At a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Pike County, members heard how COM serves our community in a number of ways, from running a thrift store and food pantry to assisting home fire victims and providing job training to area women.
Inside the thrift store.
The thrift store, located in Pike Center Mart along with the rest of the outreach ministries’ facilities, may well be the neatest, best-organized collection of thrift items you’ll find anywhere!  The staff at … (1 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Dr. Sharon Slater-Smith, MHS Principal, Speaks to Kiwanis Club of Pike County - 08/25/08 08:02 PM
At a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Pike County, Dr. Sharon Slater-Smith, principal of McComb High School, spoke about her vision for this coming school year. 
Her first goal is to increase overall student performance.  Referring to the state tests that measure students’ achievement, Slater said, “It is my position with my students that we are to exceed the limit set on us by the state tests.  I don’t want us wondering when our scores will be back and crossing our fingers until they come in July.  I said to my teachers, ‘If you are actively engaging … (0 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Cooper Postcard Collection, 1892-1927 - 08/25/08 10:02 AM
There is a wonderful collection of postcards created by Forrest Lamar Cooper from 1892 to 1927 available for viewing at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website.  Many of the photos depict scenes from McComb, including several images of downtown McComb, stately residences, the railroad, the J.J. White lumber company, the cotton mills, city hospital, banks, churches, schools, the post office, city hall, and even Teddy Roosevelt's visit to McComb.  There are also many great photos of the Gulf Coast and other areas.  At the site you can browse the collection and search for postcards by keyword.  Here is the … (2 comments)

ms: Summit, MS: Masey's Jewelers Opens In New Location - 08/24/08 06:27 PM

Masey’s Jewelers celebrated its Grand Opening on July 25, 2008, at the corner of Robb Street and Highway 51 in Summit.  The store opened on June 2, 2008, in its new location after having been in Southwest Mall in McComb for three years.   Jeff Coon is owner/jeweler/watchmaker, and his mother-in-law Sharon Mizell is owner/manager.  Jeff is a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) graduate in diamonds, and he is working towards his Graduate Gemologist diploma in gemstones.  Much hard work went into preparing the store for its new occupants.  The family spent about five months with up to eighteen-hour days working on … (0 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: The Body Shop Gym--New Name and New Owner! - 08/24/08 03:47 PM

The new cardio room.
Come to the recently renovated Body Shop gym to get a new lease on life!  Gena Thompson of McComb recently purchased the McComb Fitness Center and renamed it The Body Shop.  Located at 1308 Aston Avenue, the gym re-opened on July 14 after ten days of preparation.
To prepare for the re-opening, Thompson and her crew remodeled extensively.  They stripped out all the carpet from the aerobics room and laid down all new wood laminate flooring, painted the walls in bright colors throughout the facility, stripped and repainted the steam room, placed healthy plants all … (5 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Camp Sunshine 2008 was a great success! - 07/21/08 01:36 PM

Camper Rosmonique Bonds receiving his dance trophy from JA member Leigh Ann Creel
Camp Sunshine 2008 at Percy Quin State Park July 9-13 was a great success! Grease was this year’s theme for the five-day camp for mentally and physically handicapped children and adults.  Some of the theme-related highlights this year were a “drive-in movie” held on the park’s activity field, a dance-off contest with trophies awarded, and a special performance of songs from the movie Grease by guest musicians. 
Each year Janet Stewart’s Girl Scouts lead activities on Wednesday, the opening day of camp.  This year’s activities were … (11 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Christian Rap Group 116 Clique Performs at McComb Event Center - 07/11/08 02:23 PM
116 Clique on stage at the McComb Event and Entertainment Center
McComb got a real treat Wednesday, July 9, 2008, when the highly acclaimed Christian rap group 116 Clique performed at the McComb Event and Entertainment Center as part of their Unashamed ’08 tour.  The group is comprised of musicians Lecrae, Trip Lee, Tedashii, and Sho Baraka.  Church vans and busses brought teenagers from all over to listen to the inspiring music and message.  One group even drove down from Jackson to see the big-name acts and hear the testimonies.  There were also several adults in the audience enjoying the concert … (4 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Neddie Winters speaks at Mission Pike County's Pastors' and Ministers' Breakfast - 07/02/08 01:35 PM
“What am I committed to? What am I concerned about? What will I change?” These are the three questions pastors and ministers should be asking themselves and seeking answers to, according to Pastor Neddie R. Winters, Executive Director of Mission Mississippi.  Winters spoke at the pastors’ and ministers’ breakfast on Tuesday, July 1, at the Days Inn of McComb. 
Winters is committed to racial reconciliation.  “We (blacks and whites) spend a lot of time together, but we don’t spend enough time getting to know each other,” Winters said.  “Blacks and whites come from different cultures, and have different ways … (0 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: Ben Rauch "Get the Reading Bug" Photos on Display at McComb Public Library - 07/02/08 12:14 PM
Io Moth--Photo by Ben Rauch.
You’ve got to go see the “Big Bug” photo exhibit by Ben Rauch at the McComb Public Library while it is on display during the month of July!  Extreme close-up enlargements of moths, butterflies, beetles, and more in full color—come name your favorite today!
Ben Rauch (his last name rhymes with “now”) is a Chatawa resident.  He got his first quality 35mm SLR camera when he was a teenager in New Orleans, and he has been taking photos ever since.  Although he never took any formal photographic training, Ben has taken part in many … (0 comments)

ms: Pike County, Mississippi 1798-1876: Pioneer Families and Confederate Soldiers is back in print - 06/30/08 02:07 PM
The following is information sent to me by Lee Jackson of Buford, GA.  I thought I would share it with my readers here.  Let me know if you are aware of any of the things he is looking for, and I will pass it along to him!

(Photo Link Below!)
“Pike County, Mississippi 1798-1876: Pioneer Families and Confederate Soldiers, by Luke W. Conerly, published in 1909, is back in print.  This book documents many early families of Pike County, MS, as well as Confederate soldiers going out from Pike and surrounding counties, with over 400 surnames.   I am the author’s great great grandson and had the … (3 comments)

ms: McComb, MS: See What Others See--Make McComb Your Retirement Home! - 06/17/08 08:55 PM
Families enjoying the recent Mission Pike County annual picnic at Percy Quin State Park in McComb.
McComb, Mississippi, recently was featured in Effect magazine as an ideal retirement community.  McComb is one of only a few towns certified by the American Association of Retirement Communities.  To become certified, towns must meet qualifications in terms of housing, safety, civic pride, shopping, educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities, and availability of hospital and medical care. 
Please read about McComb in pages three and four of the Effect article:
Also, the Mississippi Development Authority, Division of Tourism Development, has its own certification program.  … (2 comments)

ms: Magnolia, MS: "We Remember Our Troops" at The Eagle's Nest at Lake Luvarn - 06/13/08 09:55 PM
Magnolia, MS: "We Remember Our Troops" at The Eagle's Nest at Lake Luvarn
Aporil Celestine remembering her fallen husband Willie P. Celestine, Jr.
On Memorial Day 2008 (Monday, May 26), the staff at Lake Luvarn hosted an event in commemoration of those military men and women who gave their lives in service to our country, including area soldiers recently fallen in the line of duty.  The event also honored those who are actively defending the freedoms we enjoy as Americans today.
The afternoon began with a welcome by emcee Mrs. Fern Crossley, followed by a guitar instrumental rendition of the … (2 comments)

ms: Summit, Pike County, MS: Sesquicentennial "Tour of Homes" - 05/22/08 08:58 AM
Summit, Pike County, MS, "Tour of Homes"
Entrance to "The Summit House"
Summit, Mississippi, celebrated its sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) April 13-19, 2008.  Six historic homes were open to the public during Summit's two-day "Tour of Homes," sponsored by the Summit Historical Society.  
*Charles Levy was a Jewish merchant.  His Greek Revival home, built in the 1870's, is on the corner of Magnolia Street.
*Jacobowsky was a builder.  His Colonial Revival home, built in 1854, is on Peters Street.
*S.M. Covington was a druggist.  His modified Queen Ann Victorian home is on the corner of Laurel and Calhoun Streets. 
*James C. Lamkin … (0 comments)

ms: Okhissa Lake in Franklin County, MS, has new website - 05/20/08 03:03 PM
There's a new website for Okhissa Lake near Meadville, MS, and it's packed with good information!  The website address is .  On the site you'll find photos of the lake, fishing news, area events, lodging and restaurant information, an online lake store, tips and videos, an ask the expert column, and more.
Okhissa Lake, part of the Homochitto National Forest, opened in November 2007.  It is about an 1,800 acre lake surrounded by 4,400 acres of beautiful national forest land.  It is about 2 ½ miles long and up to a mile or so wide.  There are two boat … (1 comments)

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